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What Tristram Hunt’s Twitter slip tells us about democracy

Voters are frustrated because they can't get clear information

By Josh Lowe  

Tristram Hunt won't be happy after he made a slip on Twitter earlier, but he isn't alone among politicians for provoking voters' frustrations. © Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive/Press Association Images

When Thomas Mann, a father of two and education campaigner from Lewisham, wanted to get information on different parties’ education proposals—in other words, how his vote would affect his kids—he initially drew a bit of a blank. He can, as he points out, judge the government’s…

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